Baylor in Greece and Turkey

Hello friends,

This year in the study abroad program Baylor in Greece and Turkey, we will be offering a range of courses. Particularly of interest will be the BIC courses: Social World 1, Biblical Heritage, and Capstone.  If you are interested, applications are now open and can be accessed at the link below.

Enclosed is a copy of the trip brochure and a list of all the courses that are being offered this year.  We’re very excited to be including the Italian island of Sicily on this year’s tour.  In the Ancient world, Sicily was a part of “Greater Greece,” and there were numerous Greek colonies and cities established there.  Sicily also plays an important role during the medieval period since it was the cross-roads of the Mediterranean world where French, Latin, Arab, and Byzantine (Greek) cultures all intersected.

The program fee will be $4,250.  That includes all lodging, breakfast and dinner each day, transportation within and between countries, entrance fees, Turkish visa, international health insurance for the duration of the trip, and private guides in each of our countries.  That does not include transatlantic airfare to Athens and from Istanbul, Baylor tuition, lunches, and personal expenses.

Check out BiGT-23-brochure and course description below

There will be a BIC Café, October 18 5:00-6:00 pm (location to TBD) on this summer program and a general information meeting October 24, 4:00-5:00 pm in Morrison Hall 102.  But if you have questions, feel free to reach out to us any time.

To apply, use the following link:

https://bearsabroad.baylor.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10095

Be advised that there are some new requirements for study abroad.  Those steps can be found here:

https://globalengagement.web.baylor.edu/study-abroad/steps-study-abroad

If you are looking for scholarships to assist with your study abroad, please start here:

https://globalengagement.web.baylor.edu/study-abroad/steps-study-abroad/costs-and-funding/scholarships

The Honors College also has special study abroad scholarship opportunities.  Find out more about that here:

https://www.baylor.edu/honorscollege/index.php?id=959655

If you have additional questions or if you have any difficulty with the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

We’re going to have a great trip.  I hope you’ll join us.

Hadi gidelim! (“Let’s go!” in Turkish)

Dr. Moore and Dr. Whitlark

Jason_Whitlark@baylor.edu

scott_moore@baylor.edu

Join the Pulse

Dear Baylor Students,

Want to get published or work in undergraduate research?

The Pulse, the undergraduate journal of the Honors College at Baylor University, is accepting submissions for its 2022-2023 annual publication. This is a rare opportunity for you to potentially publish your scholarly writing, and submissions from all academic disciplines are welcome. If you are interested in being published, please use the links below to get started:

To submit research papers, use THIS LINK.

This form is due Friday, October 22 at midnight.

The Pulse is also accepting applications for editor positions. Editorial board members make invaluable contributions to the yearly operations of the journal while gaining real editing experience and important management skills. Leadership positions will be available in the future for motivated members. All Pulse staff members are also eligible to earn lower-level honors credit.

To submit an application for an editor position, use THIS LINK.

This form is due Friday, October 15 at midnight.

FAQs and detailed information can be found on our website, https://www.baylor.edu/pulse/.

Please read the application carefully. Helpful details, FAQs, logistics, and requirements are outlined thoroughly on our website. Students interested in submission should visit both the application and FAQ links to be fully acquainted with the evaluation process.

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to publish your research and gain valuable experience!

Sincerely,

The Editorial Board of The Pulse

Summer Program in DC

Summer Fellowship for Religion and Social Life

Summer 2023

A summer intensive for Baylor students to explore the social benefits of religious communities, while undergoing intentional spiritual formation as well as professional development for a life of service and leadership.

The program will prioritize rising juniors and seniors

  • Spend 8 weeks in Washington D.C.
  • All expenses paid (food, housing, travel)
  • Interdisciplinary coursework on topics related to religious practices and their social impact
  • Full-time internships at the intersection of religion and politics
  • Professional and leadership development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Spiritual Development

Coursework May Include:

• Religion and Society: What is religion, and what should its relationship be to other realms of life? How should religious practices inform other realms of life, including politics, business, social entrepreneurship, and so on? Students will think theoretically here about how religion should structure our understanding of the world.

• Religion and American History: What role did religion play in the American founding? How have diverse religious communities contributed to America’s social fabric? How have religion and race intersected in the formation of American public life?

• Religion and the Common Good: Does religion make a positive difference for American society? How has religious commitments affected America’s prisons, marriage and families, public health, etc.? In this section students would think empirically about religion’s effects on American society.

• The Constitution and Religious Freedom: What is the scope of religious freedom? How have religious liberties been interpreted by the Court throughout American history? What are the differences between corporate and individual religious liberties, and how should we navigate the conflict between religious liberties and other putative rights?

To apply, please contact Dr. Thomas Hibbs: Thomas_Hibbs@Baylor.edu

Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarships/open-scholarships/

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholaship by SkillPoint Foundation

https://www.myscholarship.app/home-depot-foundation

Deadlines: September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2022

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Deadline: October 6, 2022

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Deadline: October 6, 2022